There were no Canadians among the passengers and crew who died in a FlyDubai plane crash in southern Russia on Saturday, the company's CEO has confirmed.

In a statement on the company's Facebook page, FlyDubai's CEO Ghaith al-Ghaith said that the plane's 55 passengers included 44 Russians, 8 Ukrainians, two Indians and an Uzbekistani.

Seven crew members were also on board the plane when it nosedived and exploded while attempting to land in the city of Rostov-on-Don. All 62 people are believed dead, al-Gaith said.

"I am very sorry to say that we believe that there are no survivors," al-Gaith said. "We are working closely with the authorities to establish precisely what happened. We are making every effort to care for those affected and will provide assistance to the families and friends of those who were on board."

With files from The Associated Press